Top biometrics news stories, week of August 3

Biometrics Week in Review: iWallet app using fingerprint sensors, facial recognition at Brussels Airport, Nigerian banks collecting biometrics, next killer app for biometrics, Latin America market, fingerprint authentication for POS, Brits opt for biometrics, voice biometric solution for farmers and a guest post by Chuck Brooks on biometrics research at DHS. Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Apple rumoured to launch iWallet app using fingerprint sensors to make

“Human Factors” and Biometrics at DHS

This is a guest post by Chuck Brooks, Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Inside the Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S & T) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a little known group called The Human Factors and Behavioral Sciences Division (HFD). Their purpose is to applied social and behavioral sciences “to improve detection, analysis and understanding of homeland security threats.” Biometrics plays a significant role in HDF’s research. Key areas of their research activities include,